On June 1st, the deadline for the presentation of the projects participating in the Living Lab of Ourense for the year 2020 was reopened. Interested entities will have until September 1st to present their proposals as a result of the resumption of the procedure that was paralyzed by the Covid-19 crisis.
Participation in the Living Lab is open to innovative initiatives, whether it is about products or services, in processes and / or in the business model both in the health or biomedical sector and in other cross-cutting sectors, such as food, ICT, new materials , construction, electronics and robotics. The projects presented must have the capacity to generate results with application in society, with commercial potential and able to generate profits, even in the long term.
The selected projects will be able to participate in the Living Lab of Ourense, of the Red Labsaúde de Galicia that was born as an intermediate organization that seeks to connect projects and products with end users. These laboratories are platforms for innovation and technology that involve all the actors in the field of health, promote experimentation and encourage the development of innovative solutions based on social demand. They are real spaces in which to develop and test innovative initiatives from companies and research entities.
As for the Living Lab in Ourense, those responsible for the projects will have a real environment in which to test their initiatives and prototypes and will have the support of all the agents who are part of this laboratory. On the other hand, it should be noted that it is the first laboratory of the Red Labsaúde and brings together Sergas, universities, research centers, companies, support agencies in the sector and the biomedical and biotechnology society. It is a space for creation, which promotes innovation, the transfer of knowledge and the development of an entrepreneurial business network in the health sector.
At the Living Lab in Ourense the work is based on the lines of innovation marked as priorities, all of them very patient-centered, which are: care for the elderly and / or chronic patients; weighting of patients and citizens; information and telecommunications technologies; robotics and virtual reality; impact of the environment on hospital stay; and other more open initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life and medical care that users receive.